Funny. 5/3 Bank advertises malware site in brochure

Funny. 5/3 Bank advertises malware site in brochure

Summary: An alert blogger at BuggStompers picked up a brochure at his last visit to the bank. The brochure, titled "Protect Yourself From Malware" points you to a site to download Spybot search and destroy.

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An alert blogger at BuggStompers picked up a brochure at his last visit to the bank. The brochure, titled "Protect Yourself From Malware" points you to a site to download Spybot search and destroy. But it is not Patrick Kolla's site at Safe Networking that they provide. As you can see from this scanned image 5/3 Bank directs lobby visitors to go to spy-bot.net a dangerous malware site.

Too funny.

Topics: Malware, Banking, Security

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  • Maybe a "friendly customer" wanted to help?

    Although I find it believable that an ignorant bank employee would
    recommend such a site, it is also possible that a scam artist left
    the literature in the bank in a fishing attempt.
    There have been news stories of fake "depositories" being placed
    next to ATMs or night deposit windows with a phony warning sign
    directing unsuspecting customers to deposit their money in the
    "temporary" location.
    kd5auq
    • Too Complex

      Occam's Razor says that while this is possible, it's not likely. The banks that I use all had the same brochures, which was in the same style as many of their other brochures. Also, when I worked my way up the food chain at 53, none of them ever did anything other than accept it as being the real thing. Also, the legal department at Safer Networking asked me to send them a copy and they didn't think it was anything but the genuine article either.
      mcneilly@...
  • Interesting

    If the site's so terrible, why does McAfee siteadvisor give it a clean bill of health?
    in_czech@...
    • Ever heard of 'gateway drug'?

      *blink*

      You never read my story, did you?
      mcneilly@...
  • Oops!

    I certainly hope this was a mistake! :(

    - John Musbach
    John Musbach